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How to use Strength Training to Gain Flexibility

Uncategorized Sep 24, 2020

Written by Isaac Auyeung, PT, DPT, CSCS

Have you ever wanted to improve your flexibility because you feel stiff?

Have you ever stretched and stretched without feeling like your flexibility improved?

Do you not have the time to stretch after working out? Well, I have some good news for you!

Research is showing that strength training is just as good as stretching for flexibility. Strength has also been shown throughout literature to have many benefits, including improving balance, decreasing...

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Is Your Posture Causing Your Jaw Pain & Headaches?

headache posture tmj Sep 17, 2020

Written by Ashley Oyakawa, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

You have probably heard this time and time again: “It is important to have good posture, don’t slouch, shoulders back”.  Right?  Why do people nag about this all the time?  To be fair, posture – albeit, an exhausted topic, is vital for your physical, emotional, and mental health. 

Yes, that's right. Good posture isn't just for your physical health, but your emotional and mental health too!

So,...

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How Might Growth Plate Injuries Affect My Child's Bone Growth?

athlethes injuries kids sports Sep 10, 2020

Written by Brian Cheah, PT, DPT

Team sports may be on hold for the time being, but it's never too early to get educated about your child's safety. Sports can be a great way to build a child's confidence, gross motor skills, and overall health, but there are always risks involved. One of which are growth plate injuries.

What are Growth Plates?

As their name suggests, growth plates are the areas of active, new bone growth near the ends of bones. They’re made up of cartilage, which is a...

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Which Yoga Style is Right For Me?

exercise yoga Sep 04, 2020

I’ve been a yoga instructor for 15 years, but when I first started yoga, I hated it. 

While studying dance in college, my mentor strongly suggested that I try yoga. . Although I didn’t care for it I stuck with it and shopped around for different classes. I trusted my mentor and figured there must be a reason he suggested it.

Fortunately, all the shopping paid off.

I found Anusara yoga and fell in love. The positivity, philosophy, and combination of movement was what I...

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Common Running Injuries and How to "Treat Yo'self"

injury prevention running Aug 20, 2020

Written by Delina C. Korbel PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

 

This post is for you dedicated runners out there who want, not only to be able to run today, but to be able to run for many years to come! Today’s entry is to give you some tips on how to run with less pain and hopefully prevent pain in the future. Learning to “Treat Yo’self” is critical in these times of quarantine and closure of gyms. 

There are so many benefits to running,  including decreased risk...

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Finding Ground to Stand On for Stronger Bones

osteopenia osteoporosis Jul 19, 2020

Written by David Johnson, PT, MPT, Founder of Evergreen Physical Therapy Specialists.

 

I don’t know about you but as we try to enjoy summer, it feels like everything around us is cracking. Our foundations are being put through tests of time with the current world situation, and for many of us, this is a load we are struggling to hold up. 

Without making light of the situations surrounding us, this is somewhat like the bone fragility of osteoporosis or a related condition...

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Body to Run

Written by Delina Korbel, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Are you ready to return to running and improve your speed or endurance? Or just interested in trying new things during this time out of sheer boredom from sheltering in place? In either case,  here’s how to prepare you to start running the right way. You may have been told that running helps you get fit, but what you may not realize is that you have to get fit to run!

If you’re not used to exercising regularly already, sometimes...

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Feet and Ankle Health

written by Krissy Gullen, PT, DPT

Did you know?

The foot/ankle contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and greater than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments, making it a very complex structure—and one of the most commonly injured!

 In this blog, I have compiled a list of principles to help to alleviate foot/ankle pain. I hope to bring light and clarity to foot/ankle problems and give you strategies to try if you are suffering with foot or ankle problems.

Please note, this material is intended...

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Are You Ready for Pointe? A Dancer's Guide to Pointe Readiness

Written by Tiffany Waniczek-Nowicki, PT, DPT

Ballet dancers are always extremely excited to go en pointe. It is every little ballerina’s dream.

But how do you know if you are ready?

What criteria should be checked off before you know you are safely ready to go en pointe?

What are the possible consequences if you start pointe too early?

It is important to know that pointe readiness is be based on multiple factors, and the more criteria that is checked off, the safer it will be to start...

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How to Get Back to Running or Walking Without Injury

Uncategorized Jun 12, 2020

written by Delina Korbel, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

How To Take Advantage And Stay Mentally Healthy With Current The Stay At Home Order 

 

Did you know running or walking regardless of the distance or intensity can lead to more positive mental well-being and lower mental stress?!(4).

Let’s talk about what might be the best option to get you out of the house and active.

 

FIRST: You need to ask yourself: Is running right for YOU?

Why starting a running program to “get in...

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